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+Jim Inhofe (R) i
979,140
62.91%
Abby Broyles (D)
509,763
32.75%
Robert Murphy (L) 34,435
2.21%
Joan Farr (I)
21,652
1.39%
April Nesbit (I)
11,371
0.73%

1,556,361

Registered Voters:  2,259,113.   
Plurality:  469,377 votes (30.16 percentage points).

 OK State Election Board




Notes: 

Sen. James Inhofe (R), first elected to the U.S. Senate in a Nov. 8, 1994 special election, won a fifth full term, defeating former news anchor Abby Broyles (D), Robert Murphy (L), Joan Farr (I) and April Nesbit (I).

In the June 30 state primaries Broyles tallied 163,921 votes (60.45%), defeating Elysabeth Britt (16.67%), Sheila Bilyeu (11.93%) and R.O. Joe Cassity Jr. (10.95%).  Inhofe tallied 277,868 votes (74.05%) of the vote against three challengers led by JJ Stitt, a firearms and gun range owner (15.31%).

Beyond their vast political differences, Inhofe and Broyles were polar opposites as candidates.  Inhofe, 85, started in public service by winning election to the Oklahoma State House in 1966; he subsequently served in the State Senate for eight years, as mayor of Tulsa for six years, and as a member of the U.S. House for eight years before ascending to the Senate.  Broyles, 30, was an attorney and former TV journalist who had not run for office before. 
She was sidelined from the campaign for a bit following a hit and run accident in August.  There were no debates; Broyles challenged Inhofe to a series of debates, but Inhofe refused, saying Broyles had lied about him in her campaign ads.  As in the presidential race, Inhofe carried all 77 counties.  Broyles noted that her campaign " garnered more votes than any challenger [to Inhofe] in over a decade, out-performed President-Elect Joe Biden, and had more donors than any Democrat in Oklahoma’s history."  According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Inhofe campaign spent $5.7 million for the cycle compared to $2.1 million for the Broyles campaign (>).


Campaign Managers:
Jim Inhofe  Evan M. Handy
(Jan. 2020) 
Campaign chairman on Citizens for Maps 4, Sept.-Dec. 2019.  Leadership assistant to Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall, Nov. 2018-Sept. 2019.  Campaign manager on former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett's gubernatorial primary and runoff, July 2017-Aug. 2018.  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Mike Bost's re-election in IL-2, Aug. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on Strickland for Congress in CA-25, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Political director on Friends of Jim Inhofe, June 2013-Jan. 2014.  Political director on Strickland for Congress in CA-26, June-Nov. 2012.  Regional political director on Mike Thompson's campaign in OK-5, Feb.-July 2010.  B.A. degrees in political science and public relations from University of Oklahoma, 2012.

Abby Broyles  Tyler Maxwell
(Feb. 2020) Managing partner at MO Political Consulting, Nov. 2016-2019.  Campaign manager on Missourians for Byron DeLear (State House), Oct. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Field associate on Jill Schupp for Missouri State Senate, May-Aug. 2014.  Canvasser for Missouri Early Voting Fund, Jan.-Apr. 2014.  B.A. in political science and government from Saint Louis University, 2015.





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